Clinical Care Measures | MedStar Health

How to use clinical care measures

MedStar Health wants you to have the information you need to make informed decisions about choosing a hospital and health services. In order for you to make these decisions, we have provided you with specific information about the quality of our hospital services, which you can use to compare us to other hospitals throughout the country using the national averages provided. These quality measures tell you whether our care is:

  • Safe

  • Effective

  • Efficient

  • Equitable

  • Patient-centered

  • Timely

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has defined a limited set of clinical care measures to monitor how well hospitals are performing. Each of these indicators is supported by a body of evidence and is recommended for most patients; however, please consult with your physician to discuss if specific treatment is appropriate for you. MedStar Health has provided you with this data so you can make more informed choices about your healthcare. The procedure specific data provided in the link below represents care provided to inpatient Medicare beneficiaries only.

CMS reports the national, state, and hospital level results for these care measures. The MedStar Health leadership team is constantly reviewing our performance to better serve our patients. Our vision is to ensure that every patient gets the right care every time. The most current information is available to the public on hospital compare,  a federal government website managed by the CMS. There you will find care measure categories, including those related to the following conditions:

  • Heart attack

  • Heart failure

  • Pneumonia

  • Surgical infection prevention

Go to Hospital Compare

While data provided on the CMS website may help you make decisions about your health care, it should not be used as your only source of information. It is important that you speak with your healthcare providers before making decisions that affect your health.